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Red Planet’s Temperature Will Be The Focus Of NASA’s Next Mars Mission

May 03, 2018 - 9:58 am
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WASHINGTON (1010 WINS) -- NASA is getting ready for another mission to Mars.

It's been 6 years since the last NASA landing on Mars. This time it will be a robot acting like a geologist digging deeper than ever before on the red planet.

The Mars Insight Spacecraft is set to launch this weekend from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The lander has a slender probe designed to burrow nearly 16 ft into the Martian soil.

The probe will take the planets temperature and pulse through a quake measuring seismometer. This is a joint mission involving U.S. and European space agencies the insight is set to launch early Saturday.

 

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